Growsmart Committees

In addition to an active board of directors, GrowSmart relies on the committees described below to move work forward.

Committees sometimes include individuals who are not on the board of directors, and we especially appreciate their input and feedback. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee, please contact us here.


  • Review the activities and recommendations of each Subcommittee. 
  • Discuss and coordinate the activities of the subcommittees and make recommendations to the full Board for consideration and approval.
  • Oversight of Executive Director.

Committee Members

Rebecca Casey, Board Chair
Ethan Boxer-Macomber, Vice-Chair, Fundraising Chair
Jean Claveau, Treasurer
Maggie Fleming, Secretary, Events and Programs Chair
Carol Morris, Communications Chair
Jeff Levine
Lynne Seeley

Finance and Budget

  • Work with Executive Director to oversee monthly expenses, compare to budget, and identify potential shortfalls.  Report to the Executive Committee.  

  • Work with Executive Director to develop an annual budget.

Committee Members

Jean Claveau, Chair
Phillip Hussey
Zoe Miller


  • Work with Membership Coordinator to expand and maintain membership.

Committee Members

Kirsten Brewer
Sally Stockwell
Lynne Seeley

Events and Programs

  • Work to identify events and/or programs that support and help carry out the Strategic Plan.
  • Work with the Community Outreach Director to design and implement the events.

Committee Members

Maggie Fleming, Chair
Markos Miller
Galen Weibley

Nominating andGovernance

  • Search for future Board members that embrace smart growth.  Along with the Executive Director recommend Board candidates to the Executive Committee
  • Monitor Board activity as it relates to carrying out the Strategic Plan.  Recommend structural changes to help the Board be more effective and more engaged.

Committee Members

Members of the Executive Committee serve this function


  • Provide an external perspective on the organization’s communications, helping to ensure that the messaging is clear, consistent and effective in terms of reaching GSM’s audiences. Toward this end, committee members will be asked to identify internal and external communications opportunities, improve existing communications, and augment GSM staff efforts by providing appropriate content in a variety of mediums and methodologies while encouraging board members to do the same.
  • The committee meets monthly; meetings will consist of discussion and hands-on communications work. Members should expect to undertake some level of external work in between meetings based on their skills and availability.

Committee Members

Carol Morris, Chair
Lucas Benedict
Becca Casey
Jeff Levine
Lynne Seeley
Sally Stockwell
Kristen Grant, SeaGrant